Spices and dried herbs are an integral ingredient of many dishes. They provide meals not only with a unique scent, but also enhance their flavor. Many spices also have an intense color, which stains the whole dish. These substances are often underestimated in the kitchen, however, they also have some healing properties: if they are skillfully selected they can stimulate appetite, accelerate digestion, prevent gastric ailments, warm up and have an antibacterial use. Spices have been considered a very valuable commodity for centuries, whereas their import and export were among the main branches of international trade. Many cultures consider herbs and spices as a key ingredient in the love magic.